Friday, September 27, 2013
Jim Mackniki, a two-fisted, gravel-voiced and grizzled copy editor hung up the pica pole yesterday. Over 30 years a newsman, starting as a copy boy at a paper in Eastern Washington. Jim fit my imagined idea of a hard-nosed, cynical, tough journo to a T. I was scared of him for the first three years at the paper. Now I'm sad to see him go. Here is the Jim I knew.